Moroni Capital City
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Moroni Capital City
Moroni, coastal town, capital, and largest settlement of Comoros, south-west of Grande Comore (also called Njazidja) island in the Indian Ocean It was founded by Arabic-speaking settlers, possibly as early as the 10th century AD. Dzaoudzi, the principal city of the island of Mayotte, was the original administrative capital of Comoros, but Moroni succeeded in 1958.
The port of Moroni consists of a small quay in a natural cove and lacks natural protection for shipping. Vanilla, cacao, and coffee are exported from the port, whose facilities include warehouse storage for imports and exports and for petroleum products. Maroni’s industries manufacture soft drinks, processed and distilled essential oils, metal and wood products, and processed pozzolana (cement). Despite the presence of modern-style office buildings, Moroni retains a traditional Arabic appearance. The city has numerous mosques, including Chiounda, a pilgrimage center. Roads link Moroni with the coastal towns of Hahaia to the north and Mitsoudje to the south and an international Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport.
How to get to Moroni Capital City Comoros
Moroni being the main capital city of the Reunion of Comoros most international flights will land in prince said Ibrahim international airport which is 19 km from Moroni, travellers can check out on Kenyan Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Air Madagascar for flights to Moroni.
Things to do in Moroni Capital City Comoros
Moroni is a small place in Comoros and can be easily explored within a day. There aren’t many things to do and attractions to visit in this town. Also, being a small town, there are fewer accommodation options. People usually consider making a quick stop here before heading to the neighboring cities.
Grand Mosque du Vendredi
Visit the medina (the old town) with its narrow streets it is very charming. Also in Moroni is the Grand Mosque du Vendredi of Moroni which was built in 1427.
Hikes at Karthala volcano
At 2,361 meters above sea level, it is the highest point of Comoros. The large crater extends over 30 km long and 15 km wide. The volcano is still active with the last eruption occurring in 2007.
This is one of Comoros’ four main islands and has a marine park located in the southern part of the island. The beaches of this park are of great importance for nesting sea turtles. This is a protected site, but guided tours are available.
Visit The town of Mutsamudu
Located on the island of Anjouan, the medina (town center) is full of narrow alleys, fortresses, and ancient palaces of sultans.
We would suggest the white sand beaches of Mitsamiouli located on the north end of Grande Comore. It is a popular beach on the weekends.
Where to stay in Moroni Capital City
Pretty small but you can find incredible accommodation facilities in the city some of the tourist accommodation facilities include Golden Tulip Grande Comore Moroni resort, Hotel de la Paix, Hotel Arcades, and Farida Lodge.
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